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The Langham London Photo of The Langham London, London The Langham London is a true historical landmark of London. The opening of the hotel took place in 1865. For more than 100 years, the hotel has been serving famous and powerful people, including members of royal families. The luxurious hotel is famous not only for its history but also for ghosts that are rumored to live in it. For example, in room #333, visitors and maids saw a ghost of a man several times. The respectable looking man was dressed in a suit of the Renaissance period. This is not the only ghost spotted in the hotel as guests claim to have seen Napoleon III and a German prince that stayed at the hotel several times during his visits to London. Quite an interesting fact - The Langham London is the first grand hotel opened in Europe.
The May Fair The history of The May Fair is no less interesting. This prominent hotel greeted its first guests in 1927. King George V is known as the founder of this hotel, so the aristocratic vibe of The May Fair is totally understandable. Fortunately, the hotel hasn’t lost a bit of its elegance. Travelers are welcome to book guest rooms of different styles. There are bright rooms with premium velvet textiles and antique furniture, and stylish modern guest rooms made in light shades. Gourmet travelers are highly recommended to visit the high cuisine restaurant located at the hotel. The restaurant is also famous for the unusual and theatrical way of serving food.
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Rubens At The Palace Photo of Rubens At The Palace, London The opening of Rubens At The Palace took place in 1911. This hotel is open close to the Buckingham Palace and stables. Despite the fact that the original décor of guest rooms was changed, the modern look of the hotel is not deprived of royal luxury and elegance. Each guest room features a large wooden bed with exceptionally posh bed clothing. Old paintings and flower bouquets can be seen everywhere. Guests can enjoy the changing of the guard and luxurious horse-driven carriages right from their rooms.
Milestone Hotel Kensington Photo of Milestone Hotel Kensington, London The Milestone Hotel Kensington boutique hotel is also distinguished by a charming and absolutely inimitable historical atmosphere. The building of the hotel is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful in whole London. Guest rooms feature panoramic views of Kensington Palace and the garden surrounding it. The hotel’s décor is a genuine paragon of historical style. Magnificent canopy beds in guest rooms, elegant bathtubs in carved copper legs, mirrors in massive exquisite frames, and shiny crystal chandeliers – such a spectacular décor is perfectly underlined by precious genuine artworks. The hotel also has a beautiful lounge with a fireplace and a wine bar, the collection of which includes more than 400 sorts of elite beverages. The hotel’s interior garden is a perfect place to relax in a romantic setting.
The Royal Horseguards Photo of The Royal Horseguards, London Any list of historic hotels in London would be incomplete without The Royal Horseguards . Located not far from Trafalgar Square, the hotel is open in a complex of spectacular historical buildings surrounded by a garden. The hotel’s décor is a mix of modern traditions and fashion trends of the past. Elegant looking furniture made of dark wood is in perfect harmony with modern textiles of different shades. In both guest rooms and public areas, one can see old paintings. The hall of the hotel’s restaurant has retained its Victorian décor, so visitors can still see marble columns, antique furniture, and posh chandeliers. There is a beautifully landscaped area near the entrance to the hotel. Here guests can relax among old stone fountains or enjoy a walk in the garden.
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